European Regional Meeting of the Trilateral Commission: Turin, Italy, October 27-29, 2006

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(30th Meeting of European Group)

At Hotel LeMeridien Lingotto and Lingotto Conference Centre, Turin, Italy

Conference Chairman: Peter Sutherland Chairman, BP p.l.c.; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Migrations; former Director General, GATT/WTO; former Member of the European Commission; former Attorney General of Ireland

Host Country Chairman: Carlo Secchi Professor of European Economic Policy and former Rector, Bocconi University; Vice President, ISPI, Milan; former Member of the Italian Senate and of the European Parliament

Friday, October 27

19h30
Reception, private visit, and dinner at the Royal Palace of Turin
Welcome: Carlo Secchi, Host Country Chairman
Introduction: Peter Sutherland, Conference Chairman
Speaker: Romano Prodi, President of the Council of Ministers, Italy

Saturday, October 28

09h00-12h15
Opening of the Conference by Peter Sutherland and Carlo Secchi

SESSION I: ITALY: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS
Chair and Moderator: Enrico Letta, Under Secretary, Office of Prime Minister, Rome
Panel:
Margherita Boniver, MP, former Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Rome
Umberto Ranieri, MP, Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, Chamber of Deputies, Rome
Andrea Pininfarina, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Industrie Pininfarina, Turin; Chairman, Federmeccanica and Vice Chairman, Confindustria, Rome

12h30-14h30
Luncheon
THE POLITICAL SITUATION IN THE U.S. AND IMPLICATIONS FOR EUROPE
Speaker: John Bruton, European Union Ambassador and Head, Delegation of the European Commission to the United States, Washington; former Prime Minister, Ireland

14h45-18h00
SESSION II EUROPEAN UNION: THE INTERNAL MARKET UNDER STRAIN
Chair and Moderator: Mario Monti, President, Bocconi University, Milan; Chair, BRUEGEL; former Member, European Commission (Competition Policy)
Panel:
Frits Bolkestein, former Member, European Commission (Internal Market), Amsterdam
Pehr Gyllenhammar, Chairman, European Financial Services Roundtable, London
Vladimir Dlouhy, Senior Advisor, ABB; International Advisor, Goldman Sachs, Prague
Maurizio Sella, Chairman, Gruppo Banca Sella, former President of ABI (Italian Banks Association), Rome

19h00
Reception, visit, concert and dinner at the Royal Castle of Racconigi

MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Speaker: Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for International Migration and Development

Sunday, October 29

08h45-10h15
SESSION III: TOPICAL SESSSION ON EUROPE AND THE PERSIAN GULF
Chair: General Lord Guthrie, former Chief UK Defense Staff, London
Panel:
Volker Perthes, Director, Stifitung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs), Berlin
Tøger Seidenfaden, Editor-in-Chief, Politiken, Copenhagen

10h30-12h30
SESSION IV: European Group consultation on Trilateral Task Force on "ENERGY SECURITY" reporting March 16-19, 2007 in Brussels

EUROPE'S FUTURE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ENERGY STRATEGIES
Chair: Peter Sutherland, Chairman, BP p.l.c.; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International, London
Panel:
Jean-Pol Poncelet, Associate to European Author Anne Lauvergeon; Senior Vice President, Areva, Paris; former Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Minister of Energy, Belgium
Paolo Scaroni, Chief Executive Officer, ENI, Rome
Grigory A. Yavlinsky, Chairman of the Russian Democratic Party "Yabloko"; former Member of the Russian State Duma, Moscow

12h30
Concluding remarks of the Conference Chairmen
Informal closing buffet luncheon 

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